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Cathedrals and churches of Europe / edited by Rolf Toman ; photography by Achim Bednorz ; text by Barbara Borngässer ; produced by Thomas Paffen ; [translated by Maisie Fitzpatrick and Nigel Suffield-Jones, with Kay Hyman].

Contributor(s): Bednorz, Achim, 1947- [photographer.] | Borngässer Klein, Barbara, 1951- [author.] | Fitzpatrick, Maisie [translator.] | Hyman, Kay [translator.] | Paffen, Thomas [producer.] | Suffield-Jones, Nigel [translator.] | Toman, Rolf [editor.] | First Edition Translations Ltd | H.F. Ullmann (Firm) [pbl.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Potsdam, Germany : H.F. Ullmann, [2015]Edition: English edition.Description: 399 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, colour maps ; 37 cm.ISBN: 3848006901; 9783848006908.Uniform titles: Kirchen, Kloester, Kathedralen. English. Subject(s): Cathedrals -- Europe -- Pictorial works | Cathedrals -- Europe | Church architecture -- Europe -- Pictorial works | Church architecture -- EuropeDDC classification: 726.5094
Contents:
From Basel to Xanten : cathedrals and churches along the Rhine -- From Lübeck to Gdańsk : brick Gothic (and Romanesque) in the Baltic Sea region -- From Leipzig to Kutná Hora : places of worship in Saxony and Bohemia -- From St. Gallen to Vienna : Baroque and Rococo in the foothills of the Alps -- From Lake Como to Ravenna : the first millenium of Christian art -- From Florence to Venice : iconic Renaissance buildings -- From Rome to Perugia : key sites in church history -- From Vézelay to Poitiers : Romanesque architecture in Burgundy, the Auvergne, & southern and western France -- In and around Paris : Gothic cathedrals in the heart of France -- In and around Barcelona : Catalan church building past and present -- In and around London : Medieval cathedrals in England.
Summary: This marvellously illustrated volume takes us to a journey throughout Europe's most beautiful and magnificent sacred buildings. As the very heart and centre of most cities and villages, churches, cathedrals and basilicas have shaped the regional landscape in Europe to a great extent. Their architecture bears witness to the matchless skills of craftsmen and the mystic fervor that led to their building. Their century-old stone and stained glass tell the story of power and glory, sacrifice and devotion. Sorted by country and region, there is one chapter for every important area in Europe. The beautiful photographs by Achim Bednorz show the stunning details of richly ornamented ceilings, lead glass windows, colorful carpets and solid stone walls. The accompanying maps guide lovers of churches and cathedrals to the portrayed monuments. Throughout its 12 fascinating chapters, this book reveals some interesting details about the buildings, their architecture, the interior, their artful embellishments and their sacral and historical meaning. This book is a must-have for people interested in Christian sacral monuments, their history, architecture and interior.
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From Basel to Xanten : cathedrals and churches along the Rhine -- From Lübeck to Gdańsk : brick Gothic (and Romanesque) in the Baltic Sea region -- From Leipzig to Kutná Hora : places of worship in Saxony and Bohemia -- From St. Gallen to Vienna : Baroque and Rococo in the foothills of the Alps -- From Lake Como to Ravenna : the first millenium of Christian art -- From Florence to Venice : iconic Renaissance buildings -- From Rome to Perugia : key sites in church history -- From Vézelay to Poitiers : Romanesque architecture in Burgundy, the Auvergne, & southern and western France -- In and around Paris : Gothic cathedrals in the heart of France -- In and around Barcelona : Catalan church building past and present -- In and around London : Medieval cathedrals in England.

This marvellously illustrated volume takes us to a journey throughout Europe's most beautiful and magnificent sacred buildings. As the very heart and centre of most cities and villages, churches, cathedrals and basilicas have shaped the regional landscape in Europe to a great extent. Their architecture bears witness to the matchless skills of craftsmen and the mystic fervor that led to their building. Their century-old stone and stained glass tell the story of power and glory, sacrifice and devotion. Sorted by country and region, there is one chapter for every important area in Europe. The beautiful photographs by Achim Bednorz show the stunning details of richly ornamented ceilings, lead glass windows, colorful carpets and solid stone walls. The accompanying maps guide lovers of churches and cathedrals to the portrayed monuments. Throughout its 12 fascinating chapters, this book reveals some interesting details about the buildings, their architecture, the interior, their artful embellishments and their sacral and historical meaning. This book is a must-have for people interested in Christian sacral monuments, their history, architecture and interior.

Translated from the German.

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